The benefits of converting flood-prone cane paddocks into melaleuca plantations
The common melaleuca ‘paper-bark’ tree could be a powerhouse in not only storing carbon but filtering farm runoff – and farmers and scientists are teaming up to understand how big of an impact these native trees have.James Cook University’s (JCU) TropWATER Centre’s Dr Adam Canning is w...READ NOW
Seagrass restoration project spans two oceans
James Cook University scientists will lead seagrass restoration research spanning tropical Australia’s two oceans.Researchers from JCU’s Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) will investigate restorati...
Indigenous rangers and scientists team up to drive coral growth
Indigenous rangers and scientists team up to drive coral growth on the Great Barrier Reef during spawning season and beyond.A team of scientists, First Nations Rangers, tourism operators and conservationists have collected millions of coral sperm...
Dugong Census Begins
James Cook University scientists are in the air conducting critical Queensland-wide dugong population survey – counting dugongs along 2000 kilometres of coastline in under two months.Like a census, the surveys are conducted over an in...
Bringing back bushfoods: Australia’s landscape mapped to boost bush tucker
Growing native bushfoods could reverse environmental degradation and offer better food security. But how do we get bushfoods in the agricultural sector in a market saturated by modern crops?New research from James Cook University’s Tr...
Women Warriors of the Torres Strait set sail for the Great Reef Census
The Women Warriors of the Torres Strait – an all-female crew of Traditional Owners, rangers and scientists led by the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Sea Team and James Cook University – has set sail as part of the Great Reef Census to su...
Spearfishing restrictions boost fish stocks
Restricting spearfishing in some ‘yellow zones’ in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has doubled the abundance of coral trout, according to new research led by James Cook University scientists.The study published in Biological Cons...
Gulf mangrove dieback discovery
Breakthrough research by James Cook University scientists has solved the mystery of the catastrophic death of 40 million mangrove trees around the Gulf of Carpentaria in 2016 – and the discovery could help scientists predict, and possibly preve...
Scholarship gives marine science students real world opportunity
Two outstanding James Cook University (JCU) marine science students have been awarded Bachelor of Science scholarships – equipping them with unique real-world experience on the Great Barrier Reef under the guidance of leading marine researchers....
Identifying sediments in the Bowen, Broken and Bogie catchments
Graziers and scientists are working together to understand how, when and where sediment moves from the land into the Bowen, Broken and Bogie catchments – building a more accurate understanding of the local water quality.Over the past four wet s...